Heyku is a social network built around sharing your thoughts and experiences through three-line notes that you can combine with photos or sound. No matter where you are or what you're doing, this app will guide you through the writing process to help you create the perfect note to convey your message, and then share it on Heyku, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
When you first open Heyku, a tutorial will pop up to give you an idea of what the app's all about and how to start using it. Once that's over, you'll have to set up your account by entering a username and password. You'll also be prompted to complete your profile by including your real name, a few words about yourself, and where you live. Next, you're ready to start exploring the app. If you want, you can jump right into creating your own note, or you can browse through notes that other users have made to get a better idea about what the possibilities are. To write your own note, just tap the writing icon in the middle of the bar at the top of the screen. This takes you to a page where you can enter the first line of your note. The note-writing is all guided line by line in this app, and each time you write one, you'll have slightly different specifications and word limits. For instance, when you're writing your first line, you'll be prompted to answer a question, such as "Where are you?" or "What song is in your head?" that you can answer. You'll also see your word limit displayed below your writing space. When you're done with that line, tap "Next," and you'll move to another screen with a different type of question to write your second line.
Of course, you don't have to answer the questions, and you can rotate through them if you want until you find one to work with, but it's a nice way to have your expression gently guided. When you've written your note, you can add sound, an image, or a doodle, or you can move the words around, so they're not in straight lines. This app is free, it has an intuitive interface, and it is an innovative way to share your experiences with friends.